Human Electricity



Let us illustrate how the human body produce electricity. For example, we all have felt an electric shock after walking on a carpet and then touching another person or a door knob! Also, if we rub an object against another, we will produce static electricity. When we comb our hair, we can hear the cracking of electricity. When we rub a balloon with a piece of wool, the balloon will cling to a wall or ceiling!


Why? Because the balloon becomes charged with negative electricity which is  attracted to the positive electricity of the wall or ceiling. We know from high school physics that opposite electric charges attract each other, and that identical charges (only negative or only positive) repel each other. One thing is certain: human electricity can also be produced by a touch, a rub, a movement or muscular contraction!



Electrocardiogram and electroencephalogram

Two classic examples are enough for us to illustrate that in reality our body produces electricity: the electrocardiogram and the electroencephalogram. Click here for diagram The electrocardiogram (electro = electricity + cardio = heart + gram = tracing) is a tracing or record of the electricity produced by the contraction of the heart muscles.


The stronger the heart muscle contraction the higher the electrical curve. Thus, the first part of the electrocardiogram represents the average of the combined  electrical charges of the auricles (upper part of the heart, less muscular)  and the second part, with peak electricity, indicates the muscular  contraction of the ventricles (the lower part of the heart)  which  are much more muscular. While the heart beats, we continue to have an electrocardiogram. But, when the heart stops, the flow of electricity ceases and the electrocardiogram becomes a flat tracing, indicting the death of the  patient. 


The electroencephalogram (electro = electricity + encephalo = brain + gram = tracing) is the tracing or record of the electricity produced by the central nervous system or brain.


Day and night, sleeping or awake, our brain never stops. Even while we dream, the electroencephalogram shows mountains and valleys, ups and downs, of electricity. When the electroencephalogram becomes a flat tracing the person is legally dead.




While we are living, the almost infinite number of cells of our brain are generating electricity. For this reason we must understand how the cells of our body function in the production of electricity which is essential for all body functions including making love. The best example of a typical cell is a chicken egg. Let us analyze the composition of the egg and understand its electricity. Only then, we will comprehend how electricity is produced by the cells our body. Radioactive carbon in a living man gives off 918 disintegration rays per hour!





Return to opening page                 Chapter 5